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Motherboards Busted the Antenna that came with my Maximus VI Impact

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neogumbercules, 31 Jan 2014.

  1. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Hi all. Somehow (I blame the rabbit) the wires for my wi-fi module got chewed through. I've been looking around for a replacement but I can't seem to find on the Asus site if one is available for sale. Does anyone have any idea where I might be able to get a replacement, or can I just stick a couple of RP-SMA antennas on there and call it a day?
     
  2. Big_malc

    Big_malc Well-Known Member

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    It an aerial 2 thin cables to 2 screw like bnc conectors ??
     
  3. qualalol

    qualalol New Member

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    You should probably be fine with any old SMA connected antenna, ebay is a decent source. From googling it looks like you have a slightly odd shaped antenna, but tbh. a wifi antenna is a wifi antenna, although signal quality and range can be affected. (If range/quality is an issue you might want to start looking into directional antennas, but I don't have any clue about those...)

    (I recently replaced two fixed antennas on a TP-Link PCI-E card with 5m of SMA cabling + 2 small standing antennas, which actually hugely improved things as I could place the antennas in almost direct line-of-sight of the router (not counting 2 doors), whereas previously the signal would've gone via 3 walls, a water storage tank, and who knows what else.)
     
  4. megamale

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    I had this happen to me too. Very frustrating. I tried to research what that cable is and I found that it was compatible with the "RG58" standard. The cable is mini coaxial so it's a massive fiddle to build your own.

    I soldered the two ends of the cable and it's somehow working. When I finish my build I will probably send a support request to Asus and see what they say.
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    These aren't too hard to find, it's the same used on pretty much all mini pci-e wifi cards. Search for mini Hirose U.fl/IPEX RP-SMA Pigtail should get you what you need.
    Or if you're taking about an external antenna, then yes pretty much any SMA antenna will do.
     
  6. megamale

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    Wow Ivan, thank you so much. That was exactly what I was looking for and failed to find. :clap: I hope these are the same ones that the OP needs.
     
  7. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Thanks guyd, yeah I'll look these up when I'm back home.
     

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